Friday, February 02, 2007

Prayers for Joel's Family

Please visit Joel's Journey and read about a sweet little boy that bravely fought Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. There are many wonderful posts that glorify the Lord through this huge trial. I will be praying for Joel's family and I ask that you do the same. Visit Joel's Journey and leave encouraging words for this grieving family.

This is from the St. Jude's website...

Current Research:
  • Basic scientists continue to investigate what factors cause neuroblastoma cells to form in the first place.
  • A new anti-neuroblastoma antibody is currently under production at St. Jude to provide an additional tool to destroy residual microscopic disease.
  • We are also investigating new ways to remove tumor cells contaminating the bone marrow by using drug combinations or laboratory methods to filter out the tumor cells.
  • New treatments with drugs that inhibit cell receptors (on-off switches on tumor cells) or cause cells to undergo differentiation (maturation) are under evaluation in early clinical trials.

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